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Jane Ellen Harrison

Jane Ellen Harrison was a British classical scholar and linguist. Harrison is one of the founders, with Karl Kerenyi and Walter Burkert, of modern studies in Ancient Greek religion and mythology. She applied 19th-century archaeological discoveries to the interpretation of ancient Greek religion in ways that have become standard. She has also been credited with being the first woman to obtain a post in England as a ‘career academic’. Harrison argued for... Read More

Born9 September 1850
Cottingham, Yorkshire, England
Died15 April 1928 (aged 77)
Bloomsbury, England
OccupationClassicist and Linguist


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